Five PR updates from UK AEC collaboration vendors

More US repro tie-ups for Asite

London-based software-as-a-service construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has just announced a relationships with three more reprographic service providers in the United States. Following its earlier tie-up with the ReproMAX marketing network (see post), it is now reaching out to AEC professionals via LINK Document Services Group, Thomas Reprographics and NRI (the deals appear to be the latest work of Asite’s north American distributor SaaS North America).

BIW now offering super-secure project archives

I recently popped into BIW Technologies’ Woking offices and was given a copy of a leaflet about the vendor’s new archive hardware. BIW customers and supply chain members are now being supplied with their data archived to pocket-sized diskGenie encrypted portable drives from iStorage.  These provide Military Grade 128-bit or 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption, and can only be accessed using a personalised 6-16 digit PIN code similar to using a bank ATM.

iSite’s Cloud infrastructure goes live

iSite (formerly StoreData) has announced DIY chain B&Q as the first customer to migrate to its new iSite Cloud infrastructure. This went live earlier this month (a little later than the August date foreshadowed when the Cloud set-up was first announced), with hosting partner, UKFast of Manchester, providing a “flexible and resilient hosting architecture … to ensure high availability and no single point of failure.”

MPS on the road

Meanwhile, in Cambridge, UK, Management Process Systems says its Contract Change Management (CCM) system has been selected for a major road project in Lincolnshire by existing customer Lincolnshire County Council.  LCC chose CCM for Lincoln’s Teal Park project after using it on two previous schemes.

UNIT4 Collaboration to launch BC Assure

Reading, Berkshire, UK-based UNIT4 Collaboration is launching its new module, BC Assure at this week’s Project Challenge exhibition at London’s Olympia:

“Offering progressive quality assurance for projects and programmes, BC Assure makes it easy for project and programme managers to manage the quality and compliance of projects at every stage via a secure and fully-auditable platform in the Cloud.”

The launch will be at 10.30am on Wednesday 21 September, in the Planning Planet Zone (“Otherwise come to Stand 37 to have find out more”). BC Assure was developed in collaboration with and used by Thames Water, the UK’s largest water utility company (coincidentally, a neighbour of UNIT4, being headquartered just across the road in Reading).

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